Coach Lora’s Triathlon Yardsale

March 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Fitness, News, Prevention & Safety, Product Reviews

I am trying to earn money to pay for my trip to the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Tennessee in September 2017.  I am so excited for this unbelievable opportunity.  Over the many years I have done triathlon I have accumulated stuff; it’s time to find new homes for the items, many are brand new.  Please contact me with a private message if you are interested in anything so I don’t miss any comments.  Pick-up only – in Bountiful. Thank you for your support!  Happy shopping!  Triathlons rock!

Check it out  – I will be adding more things, so check back often

Feeling Lucky? Race For Grief discount

March 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Product Reviews, Races

Today is your lucky day. Use the code LUCKY7 to save $7 on the 10K or 5K events at the Race For Grief event on Memorial Day in May.  Offer expires the last day of March.  Join us to honor your loved ones.

Remember Jazzercise! This is hilarious!

March 15, 2017 by  
Filed under Blonde Jokes, Fitness, News, Prevention & Safety

Jazzercise was a little before my time but this video clip is hilarious.  I saw this on a friends page and had to share. Enjoy! Now I can’t lead a class like this but I do offer some classes if you’d like (Running Form, Triathlon Training, Nutrition).  Learn more

Contact me if you want more info.

Coach Lora Erickson

Spring Triathlon Training Class

March 15, 2017 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Prevention & Safety

Triathlon Training Class

April 18, 2017

6- 7 p.m., $25

Location: TBA, Davis County

Come learn how to get started in triathlons and/or polish your skills.  Swim technique, cycling skills, running form, training tips and nutrition will be covered.  Come get all the answers to your questions in this lecture-style class to be held in the Bountiful area.  All triathlon distances will be covered. Lots of great racing tips will be shared. There are limited spots in this class. Pre-registration is required. Message Coach Lora Erickson at to learn how to register.

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Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner

Ironman All-World, USAT All-American Athlete

USATF & USAT certified run & triathlon coach

US Masters Level 1 & 2 swim coach

Slow Twitch Certified Triathlon Cycling Coach

Learn more about Coach Lora Erickson


Upcoming Blonde Runner Classes

March 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Health Classes

Upcoming Blonde Runner Classes:

Running Form Class, March 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Eating Better to Train Better, March 21, 6-7 p.m.

Triathlon Training Class, April 18, 6-7 p.m.

Limited spots. Contact Coach Lora Erickson at to learn how to reserve your spot. All classes are $25 each. Learn more

The Big 5 – Must Do Trail Races

March 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Product Reviews

By Coach Lora Erickson,

Trail running is a great way to explore the beautiful mountains of Utah. There are some well-organized races out there, so let’s explore some top 5 must-run trail races.

Park City Trail Series 2017

June 10 – 5K, July 8 – 10K, Aug. 12 – 15 K, Sept. 16 – 13.1

Round Valley Trails – Park City, Utah

If you are a new trail runner, the Park City Trail Series is a great 4-race series for you. The series consists of a 5k, 10k, 15k, and 13.1 mile events taking place on the Round Valley Trails in Park City, Utah. This trail is gentler than other races and is perfect for the beginner. Or if you are a more advanced runner that wants a faster, well-marked course and regularly placed aid stations this is a race series you will want to check out. Starting in June and ending in September, you run a series of increasing longer races once a month; Perfectly spaced for training adaption and offering a great break from city blocks through the beauties of nature. Each race features a Park City Trail Series signature pint glass with a native animal logo as a reminder that nature isn’t far away!  The series is limited to 500 runners.

Xterra Utah 2017

Sept. 16-17 – Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah

Speaking from experience, I can tell you the Xterra events are well-organized with challenging terrain. Not only do they run through some of the most beautiful scenery in Northern Utah but they are the home of the Pan American Off-Road Triathlon Championships and Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run National Championships 21K.  Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate as there is no qualification process.  Other distances are also available to enjoy including a 5K &10K.  Last year over 500 trail runners from 30 different states participated.

Every age-group winner from the 21K course will be awarded a free entry to the 2017 Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run World Championship at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii. The top five overall male and female athletes will also receive prize money. Medals and prizes will be given out to top age-groups from all distances.

North Face Endurance Challenge 2017

Sept. 23 – 14 – Park City Mountain Resort, Utah

If you are looking for a trail challenge with significate elevation gain, you’ve found it. The North Face Endurance Challenge Series starts at 7,000 feet and climbs to a height of 10,000 feet. Tour the beautiful and rugged terrain of the Wasatch Mountain Range and navigate your way around the world-renowned ski resort through a mix of single and double track running and mountain biking trials and dirt access roads. As stated on the website “Bring your lungs and legs and be prepared to be awestruck.”

Peak Series by Discrete 2017

June 24 – Deer Valley, Utah, July 15 – Alta Ski Area, Utah, July 29 – A-Basin, CO, Aug 12 – Alyeska, AK, Aug 26 – Snowbird, Utah

I love the description of the race on the website: “In true Discrete style, the Peak Series is redefining what mountain running is all about. Starting from the base of a world-famous ski resort, you’ll rally up windswept ridges and glacial cirques to towering peaks, power down a quad-burning descent, and break the tape into a festival of live music, food, drink, and vendor tents. The elevation is serious but the mileage is manageable, and the race is as hardcore as you want it to be–beat the pros down to earn legend status and cash prizes, or enjoy the views and let the challenge be its own reward.”

This looks like a great series of events in many different places and also offers prize money. The Peak Series kicks off at Deer Valley Resort where runners will be treated to views of Park City, Heber, Jordanelle State Park, before descending back to the vendor village, complete with music, food, beverage, and announcer to root your fellow competitors though the finish area.  The series returns later in the summer to Alta in July and again in the full at the beautiful Snowbird Ski Resort.

Moab Trail Marathon

November 4 & 5, 2017 – Moab Utah

The first Moab Trail Marathon started in 2008 and has been the USA Championships Trail Marathon for the last 5 years. If you are a trail-lover, you won’t want to miss the amazing scenery of this race!  It offers a marathon, half marathon as well as an adventure 5K and even a kids K, so there is something for the whole family.  I have heard great things about the race with its friendly and fun vibe bringing together 1800 trail runners each Fall.  The course is well marked and even has a band that plays at the start.  It’s really a celebration catering the recreational joggers and elite runners alike.  Join in the camaraderie of the race and catch the spirit of trail running with canyon-country scenery.

Happy Trails,

Coach Lora

Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete placing top 5% in the world in her triathlon division.  Lora comes from a running background and was recruited from Colorado to run for University and Utah & Utah State University where she finished up her degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition.  Coach Lora is a certified running, cycling and swimming coach and has been coaching for over 25 year. She has a true passion for health promotion especially loves to work with beginners.  To learn more visit

New Profile Design Aerobar Pads

March 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Product Reviews

If you are like me you have been using your TT bike for a while now (like 4-5 years now) and I’ve ridden lots of miles in my aerobars.  By this time my pads have worn now and my elbows can feel it.  I guess it’s time for some new pads.  Here’s some I found on-line that I hope will work well for me.


Best Deal on Nose Plugs for Swimming

March 3, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Product Reviews

So after the difficult time I had in the water last year at Oceanside 70.3 with all the salt water that got in my sinuses I realized that I needed to swim with a nose plug.  Since then I have been trying different nose plugs to see which one is the most comfortable.  I have found a great deal on my favorite ones so I wanted to share it with you (click the picture below).  Contact me if you need help with training.

Happy Swimming,

Coach Lora Erickson

Yipee! 25% off the enso roller

March 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Fitness, News, Product Reviews

Wahoo! I am so excited. I’ve got an on-line code for my favorite enso roller. Just visit their website and plug in the code BlondeRunner17 at checkout for 25% off and free shipping! Learn more:
Great roller!  Check out the video clip below and contact me if you want to learn how to use it.
Coach Lora Erickson

Ogden Marathon & Half Marathon Discount Code

March 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Fitness, News, Weight Loss

I am super excited to Ambassador for the Ogden Marathon & Half Marathon.  I did the half marathon last year and it was so pretty to run down the canyon and I was honored to place 1st Overall Female Master’s.  What a great race!  Use the code “blonderunner” and get $10 off the Marathon, Half or Relay.  Let me know if you need help with training. Invite a friend! Such a great race! Have fun!

Coach Lora Erickson

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